Our committees each have a specific focus.

Each committee reports into our board and members play a crucial role in shaping and scrutinising our work and holding us to account.

More information, including the members of each committee, is available on this page.

The work of our committees feeds directly into our board, which is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of our organisation.

Audit and Risk Committee

Managing risk is part of any organisation’s work and our Audit and Risk Committee play an important role in helping us to do this.


The committee is responsible for holding us accountable for how we are identifying and managing risks to our business. This includes making sure that we are compliant from a regulatory perspective, scrutinising our financial position and directing our audit arrangements.


  • Richard Nowell (Chair and Citizen Board Member)
  • Claire Williams (Citizen Board Representative)
  • Naomi Dobraszczyc
  • Karthik Srinivas
  • Andrew Winscom

Customer Assurance Committee

Our Customer Assurance Committee plays an important role in making sure the views of our customers are represented at the highest level in our organisation.


Made up of customers and chaired by a member of our board, the committee scrutinises our work to make sure our services are responsive to the needs of people in our communities.

  • Helen Scarrett (Chair and Citizen Board Member)
  • Janice Nichols (Citizen Board Member Representative)
  • Ahmad Ahmad
  • Joan Allen
  • Emma Brown
  • Nikki Jenner
  • Chris Maitland
  • Chichi Ogbonnaya
  • Rosie Pocklington
  • Greg Smith
  • Caroline Wilson

Development Board

We build hundreds of new homes every year and our Development Board plays an important role in shaping and overseeing this work.


The board meets regularly to make sure that the ambitions set out in our development strategy are being realised.

  • Sue Brooksbank-Taylor (Chair and Citizen Board Member)
  • Claire Williams (Citizen Board Member Representative)
  • Phil Green
  • Dave Robertson
  • Becky Utuka
  • Mark Wright

Renumeration Committee

Our Renumeration Committee oversees our work to recruit, support and reward our colleagues as well as committee and board members.


It scrutinises everything from our approach to supporting the wellbeing of our staff to making sure our recruitment policy is sustainable and bringing in the people we need to succeed.

  • John Creswell (Chair and Senior Independent Director)
  • Janice Nichols (board member)
  • Helen Scarrett (board member)
  • Monica Shafaq (board member)
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